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Wonk city


Sam Roggeveen


30 March 2011 11:45

Spotted at a Washington Metro station today: 

Clever marketing, it seems to me, and a concept that could apply to the whole city. Washington can't outrun its wonkishness, so why not embrace it'

Our Oz sighting of the day (previous one here) is not a US media reference to Australia but a phrase I overheard while in the lunch queue at a downtown deli: 'no worries'. And said with an American accent, too. This is an Australianism you seem to hear more and more from Americans.